Category: Health and Education

Economic Opportunity, Health and Education

Let’s take action against Period Poverty together!

by Demetria Mosley on Oct 12, 2023

Each month, 1.8 billion people around the world menstruate. The menstruation process, which is often referred to as a period or a cycle, causes blood from inside the inner lining of the uterus to flow outside of the vagina. To prepare for their menstruation, a person might spends around $20 per month on products like pads and tampons.

Health and Education

What does the abortion ban mean for South Carolina?

by Kelli R. Parker on Sep 1, 2023

It’s been one week since the South Carolina Supreme Court upheld a law that bans abortion after “cardiac activity” can be detected by an ultrasound, with limited exceptions. In some cases, the so-called “heartbeat” can be heard starting at roughly the sixth week of pregnancy, which is why the law has consistently been called a

Health and Education, News


by Ann Warner on Jan 25, 2023

STATEMENT FROM ANN WARNER, CEO OF WOMEN’S RIGHTS EMPOWERMENT NETWORK ON JUDICIARY SUBCOMMITTEE HEARING FOR H. 3774  January 25, 2023 (PRESS STATEMENT) Columbia, SC – Ahead of tomorrow’s House Constitutional Laws Subcommittee hearing on H. 3774, WREN has released the following statement.   Ann Warner, CEO of Women’s Rights Empowerment Network (WREN)  Tomorrow, a Judiciary Subcommittee

Health and Education

Three WAYS you can support bodily autonomy NOW

by WREN STAFF on Jan 18, 2023

Three WAYS you can support bodily autonomy NOW Each year, the Women’s Right and Empowerment Network (WREN) works in community with others to advocate for the freedom to make decisions for ourselves and our bodies. WREN believes EVERYONE should have the right to decide what they want for themselves and their bodies.  This freedom is

Health and Education, Policy Updates

H.5399 Sent to Conference Committee

by Ashley Lidow on Oct 24, 2022

After months of protests and objections by health care providers, advocates, and the majority of South Carolinians, the South Carolina Legislature is still pushing to pass H.5399.     On Tuesday, October 18, the Senate voted to “insist” on their version of H.5399. Now the bill will be sent to a conference committee made up of 3

Economic Opportunity, Health and Education, News, Policy Updates

Demand South Carolina legislators repeal abortion restrictions! Hearing Scheduled!

by Brandi Ellison on Jun 29, 2022

House of Representatives Ad Hoc Committee on Abortion is meeting on  Thursday, July 7, 2022.  The South Carolina House of Representatives has put together a special Ad Hoc Committee to consider NEW legislation related to the Supreme Court’s decision on abortion. This Committee has set its first meeting date to hear from the public.    This

Economic Opportunity, Freedom from Violence, Gender Justice, Health and Education, News

WREN Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

by Ann Warner on Jun 24, 2022

WREN denounces the decision issued June 24, 2022 by the United States Supreme Court on the Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case, overturning Roe v Wade and eliminating the constitutional right to abortion.  This decision is an assault on our health, our dignity, and our rights. It will take time to realize the full